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Better Engage Your Community with Online Dispute Resolution

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Automated Reminders, Blog, Court, JWorks, Products|

Online dispute resolution (ODR) tools allow court-involved people to engage with your court differently, saving time and money for all involved. ODR isn’t just a process improvement; it increases transparency, access to justice, and equity for all citizens. Learn more about the benefits of ODR to courts, citizens, and communities and how you can add an ODR component to your current system.

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Do Risk Assessments Have a Place in Pretrial?

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite, Pretrial|

Pretrial decisions can have heavy consequences. Individuals involved in the pretrial phase of the justice process are considered still-innocent of any crime, so the decisions that are made must be weighed carefully. Pretrial reform is a hot topic in our country today, and the use of a risk assessment during the pretrial phase is under great scrutiny.

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Reducing Recidivism: We’re With the NIC

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

When it comes to reducing recidivism, we have some specific recommendations, strategies, and tactics that have demonstrated substantial positive results for practitioners. What these strategies all have in common is they’re essential parts of evidence-based organizations.

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Will Jails be the Turning Point in the Opioid Crisis?

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

The opioid crisis has created an unmatched challenge in the history of correctional facilities, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Jails are uniquely positioned to step up and make a difference, and many are. As of January 2018, jails in 30 states provide MAT, and the number is climbing.4 As more jails find ways to stand up to opioids in their communities, it paves the way for others to follow.

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Where are you in the recidivism reduction cycle?

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

Reducing recidivism is one of the most important things we can do as supervision professionals. It’s also one of the hardest. Part of what makes recidivism so difficult to tackle is that successes and failures happen on the individual level, but only systemic change can truly make a difference.

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It’s Time to Review Your Restrictive Housing Procedures

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

Restrictive housing, when used effectively, can help jail staff maintain safety and protect vulnerable inmates. However, overuse of this tool has led to ongoing problems for jails throughout the country. Constant vigilance of restrictive housing procedures and practices is necessary.

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